Josh Brolin, John Malkovich join Jonah Hex cast; plot is also revealed

brolin-malkovich-250pxAfter months of circling around the news, Variety reported last night that Josh Brolin has officially been cast as the star of the Warner Bros. movie Jonah Hex, based on the DC Comics character, and we’ve got a plot now, too!

Brolin’s former Confederate soldier-turned bounty hunter and gunslinger will be facing off against John Malkovich, who will play a wealthy Southern plantation owner who has it in for Hex because he blames him for getting his son killed in the War (which sounds like he’ll be playing the Quentin Turnbull character).

It’s such a simple, good Western plot that I wonder exactly how it’s going to be a “Jonah Hex” story as opposed to your average Western that has come before or a “Man with No Name” story (with whom Wikipedia says Hex shares many characteristics). I’m also curious as to whether or not Malkovich is considering this to be another “paycheck” movie.

Production is set to start in April, and the movie will be directed by Jimmy Hayward.

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Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:52 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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